Meningitis killed 20,574 Nigerians in four years, says FG
Friday Olokor
28 April 2021

The Federal Government has said no fewer than 20,574 Cerebrospinal Meningitis-related deaths have been recorded in the country between 2016 and 2020.

The Director, Special Duties and Technical Lead for the National Cerebrospinal Meningitis Technical Working Group of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Priscilla Ibekwe, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said Africa had over 50 per cent of the meningitis burden in the world.

She called for a concerted effort to realise the 2030 global target to wipe out the disease, urging Nigerians to live in well-ventilated apartments, avoid overcrowded places, and maintain good respiratory hygiene...